The Dance Hall 6: We're All Off Our Rockers 2018-2019

GreenGan

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From what I remember, that actually ended when TSL publicized videos of P/C's FD from practice in the beginning of the 2016/2017 season (even before French Masters) when they were explicitly told not to. It's a much more serious breach of trust. But the thing with V/M not practicing at the same rink as P/C was later, before/in the beginning of the 2017/2018 season, wasn't it? Or do I remember it wrong? Why would Lease have been present at practice at Gadbois after what he had previously done, though?
It was H/D's FD, that TSL broadcast on their fb page. Apparently this was not allowed. They did film P/C's practice of the blues if I remember well, but they were authorized to do so.
 

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From what I remember, that actually ended when TSL publicized videos of P/C's FD from practice in the beginning of the 2016/2017 season (even before French Masters) when they were explicitly told not to. It's a much more serious breach of trust. But the thing with V/M not practicing at the same rink as P/C was later, before/in the beginning of the 2017/2018 season, wasn't it? Or do I remember it wrong? Why would Lease have been present at practice at Gadbois after what he had previously done, though?
Sometime after Jan 2017 Dave did a great deal of groveling, ass kissing, penance, maybe even confessing to people who he had accused and offended in his national's rant as the most incendiary part of his national's rant was removed and Sandra Bezic plus Meaghan from pairs have since gone on his show. I would have loved to have been a fly on a wall for those conversations.
 

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For anyone who hasn't read this: https://deadspin.com/the-most-controversial-voice-in-figure-skating-cant-sto-1822879133

Within minutes Wagner had withdrawn from the competition and Lease was working his iPhone, trying to find out what had happened. Soon he had a former national champion on speakerphone, giving him a theory about how the color and placement of Wagner’s Ace bandage proved she’d been planning her withdrawal as a stunt from the get-go.

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He’d casually send me screengrabs of text conversations he was having with other people, including skaters.

So clearly skaters are more than happy to give Dave information/encourage him for whatever motivations of their own. Great way to get information out there which could interfere with your rivals. If TSL wasn't fed information by people in the skating world the gossip would dry up pretty quick.
 
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^^^ Maybe the TSL-related discussion could be continued in the TSL thread? Just a thought.
For those interested, Camerlengo is currently listed on the Chesapeake Open site as coaching Aldridge & Eaton, Wolfkostin & Zhao, and it looks like Sara Zhao & Caleb Niva (which would be a new partnership).
Great news for Sara :) who last competed with her brother Howard at 2016 U.S. Nationals (7th in Intermediate). I assume it must have been tough for her the past few years, looking for a suitable partner while her brother found a great one right away (he won both the Intermediate and Novice titles with Wolfkostin).
 

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I didn't know Joti Polizoakis has a third citizenship (Czech) in addition to German and Greek: http://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=6298
I this interview in February he talked about his roots, how he started figure skating:
http://www.pragerzeitung.cz/index.php/home/sport/21558-tanzen-ist-wie-traeumen

On a sidenote: he mentioned, that Kavita has a Indian and a Swiss passport. (Both were born in Germany, therefore they decided to skate for Germany)

Asked about his goals: winning a medal at Olys next time.

Well, Joti, find yourself a new partner! Unverzüglich :cool:.
 

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FS-gossips translated Flade/Ermolina interview with Anjelica Krylova
Anjelika Krylova: I would like to grow high-class athletes from a young generation
- Do you already have an understanding who, in addition to Oleg Volkov, will join your team, what specialists would you like to invite?
– My idea is to create a good team of specialists. This is a question number 1. I have an understanding how to do this, but it takes time: to try, to look at people in work, and after that decide who is right and who is not.
In addition to coaches, of course, we need a choreographer. Now in figure skating all that is connected with ballet has gone into the background. Perhaps, only in Russia, coaches remain staunch adherents of the “classics”. But I am a man of “old traditions” and I believe that lines, beauty, positions should be the basis of everything. In modern figure skating, you can not do without acrobats. Lifts, tricks – all this is necessary, especially at the stage of preparation of the program. You need a choreographer, because it’s very hard for one person to make programs for all students, choreography work is a big thing. Plus a sound director, a costume master … Psychologists who are used very widely in America. I do not know how it’s now in Russia, in my time it was believed that the coach is the chief psychologist for his athletes. It is clear that we need coaches-assistants who will help with small pairs. They should be experienced specialists who also know dances, technique. In short, many people are needed.
I arrived in Moscow in early April. Immediately joined the work. Of course, I was worried if we could work together with Oleg Volkov, because before that we knew each other only by competitions, where we came with our students. But everything turned out well.
Pasquale Camerlengo will come in the summer and help our group, because our joint concept, our work in America had a good result. Now Pasquale started working in Detroit together with Igor Shpilband. He’s a good choreographer, you can see it from the programs that he made for many top figure skaters.
 

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